Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wedding Recap: Parent and Reader Gifts

Before I get to the rehearsal dinner, I want to outline the gifts we got for everyone. For our parents, I had a really tough time coming up with something to give them. How do I possibly thank them enough for all they have done for us? Everything I came up with was either tacky, or just not right. So we decided to wait and get them something nice in Italy. Who doesn't love a gift from another country?! I didn't want to show up empty handed to the rehearsal dinner, so I wrote out this poem for them:
We tried and tried to think of the perfect gift for you
But after all you've done for us-not just any old gift will simply do
So we must go to Italy to find a gift that's just right to say
 "thank you" for all you've done in making our wedding the perfect day
So know that a gift of thanks is on its way
from your new daughter and son (daughter and new son)
We love you and can't thank you enough for all that you have done.
I printed these on creamy card-stock and backed them on either a green or black card-stock, then added them to nice envelopes. These pics came out really blurry!

For our readers, we got Ben a Ralph Lauren Blue Bathrobe. Here's Ben modeling it...just kidding ;)
I didn't want to take the robe out of the sealed packaging, and I SWEAR somebody has a picture of Ben modeling this at our rehearsal dinner, but I can't seem to find that picture anywhere. So I wrapped the robe up with some hot tamales and Good and Plenty's for him since those are some of his favorite candies.
For Kerry, I found this adorable leaf with green stone necklace. I found this on Etsy...I think this necklace spoke to me A) because it was green, B) because of the leaf, and perhaps I was thinking of Kerry's upcoming Fall wedding more-so than my own, but I just really liked it! I found this on Alexandra Cabalerro's Etsy page.

Both readers also got a bottle of wine in wedding fabric wine bag and Kerry got a bag just like my bridesmaids which I will be sharing with you on Monday along with another fabulous giveaway!!


Mom said...

Nice job on the gifts. That was the first time I saw Kerry's necklace. And if that had been Ben in the bathrobe he would have looked even better! :)

Heather said...

These are great gifts, and that poem is priceless! For our parents, we also got them a couple things in Hawaii and waited and made them custom wedding albums later on, too.

Anne @strawberryjampackedlife said...

Wow! Ben's really hot!

Bride-onicles said...

I sooo agree, I can't think of anything to get my parents that says, thanks for everything you have done for the past 31 years!!! I like how you got them something special on your honeymoon, can't wait to see what it was!